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Cloud Computing Confirmed; All Three Triple Crown Race Winners To Enter Mid-Summer Derby

Trainer Chad Brown confirmed Monday morning that Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Grade 1 Preakness winner Cloud Computing will enter the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, August 26 at Saratoga. By Maclean’s Music, a son of multiple graded stakes winner Distorted Humor, Cloud Computing impressively won his debut […]

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Good Samaritan, Giuseppe The Great On To Travers; Pletcher ‘Proud’ Of Always Dreaming

Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy winner Good Samaritan came out of the race in good shape, according to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, and is headed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 26. The Harlan’s Holiday colt’s first start on dirt after six career starts on turf worked out well, and […]

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Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, and SF Racing Group’s Good Samaritan upset both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, flying from last-to-first in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths. The sophomore son of Harlan’s Holiday, who had never raced on the […]

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Jerry Bossert’s Saratoga Selections: Saturday, July 29

Jerry Bossert is providing handicapping selections for each day of the 2017 Saratoga Thoroughbred meet. Racing writer and handicapper for the New York Daily News from 1994-2014, Bossert is a manager for Darby Development, owners of Monmouth Park, at their Favorites at Hillsborough off-track wagering facility in New Jersey. Follow Jerry on Twitter @JerryBossert SARATOGA SELECTIONS […]

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Weekend Lineup: Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line

There are three “Win and You’re In” contests on this weekend’s loaded graded stakes schedule, two are on Sunday: the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park offers a Breeders’ Cup berth to the Classic, while the G1 Clement Hirsch at Del Mar offers the same to the Distaff. The G1 Bing Crosby on Saturday […]

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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports drf.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing Fires A Bullet In Works Toward Jim Dandy

Always Dreaming put in his final breeze at Belmont before shipping to Saratoga on Monday, going 49.45 seconds on the training track, according to trainer Pletcher. The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner is scheduled to work two more times at the Spa before the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29. “It was a good, relaxed work,” […]

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Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Breeze Toward Jim Dandy

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming hit the worktab Saturday morning with a four-furlong breeze over the Belmont Park training track, his first work since his eighth-place finish in the Preakness on May 20. The Todd Pletcher-trained Bodemeister colt covered a solo half-mile in 49.96 seconds under exercise rider Hector Ramos. “I thought he went great,” […]

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